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Step into Christmas at Museum - the Admission's Free

Visitors can get into the magical Christmas spirit at the Brampton Museum.

The Council’s arts and cultural officers have organised a festive-themed events programme which opened on 16 November and runs throughout December.

The main gallery has been transformed into a treasure trove of bespoke items as part of the annual “B(u)y Me for Christmas” exhibition which runs until 5 January 2020. A total of 30 artists are showcasing their creative abilities – people can buy exclusive gifts such as handmade jewellery, artwork, ceramics, textiles, metalwork and glass as well as bandanas and nose/paw balm for dogs.

Stunning artwork of the natural world, by Lyn Leech, is on display in the hall gallery until 12 January. Lyn, from Newcastle, uses freehand machine embroidery on hand-painted silk backgrounds to create textured “paintings” of landscapes, seascapes, gardens and the seasons.

Meanwhile, talented craftsman and Madeley resident Tim Brierley has put together an eye-catching window display – available until 5 January – featuring wonderful pieces for the home made out of old tools and other random items including drills, binoculars, mallets and pliers.

A Council spokesperson said: “The Brampton Museum is a brilliant place for families to visit all year round as there is always something interesting to see, hear and do. The fact that admission is free and free parking is available is a real bonus.

“Christmas is a special time of year for many families and officers have made a fantastic effort, as usual, to create a great atmosphere. The lovely Victorian building certainly adds to that. The museum is definitely the perfect place to go with children or if you’re stuck for gift ideas and are looking for something a little different.”

There will also be Christmas-themed crafts and trails available throughout December.

A 2020 calendar featuring old images of Newcastle-under-Lyme, chosen from the museum’s collections, is now available to buy for £6.50.

Last updated 28 November 2019

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